Italian Hand pies

  • Author: Linda


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1lb spicy Italian sausage, remove casing
  • 3 garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • Salt
  • 11/22 tbs chopped fresh basil
  • 1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 egg yolk


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high. Add garlic and sausage, and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until browned, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add marinara sauce and salt. Mix well and add fresh basil. Set aside.
  4. Unfold pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Cut each pastry sheet in to 6 rectangle pieces. Put six rectangles on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Spoon the sausage in to the center of each rectangle. Add 1/2 tsp ricotta cheese on top of sausage mixture.
  6. Brush edges with beaten egg and top with another rectangle. Seal the edges together with the tines of a fork. Then brush the top with egg.
  7. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes until puffed and golden. Garnish with more basil.